New Facility Will Provide Timely Information to Visitors and Locals about Events and Activities in Harlem and Surrounding Neighborhoods

New York, NY (March 4, 2009)— NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the reopening of the Harlem information kiosk within the Studio Museum in Harlem at 144 West 125th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. The kiosk will be open to the public Monday through Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will be closed on major holidays. The kiosk, which will be staffed with an NYC & Company Information Specialist, will offer information specific to Harlem and nearby neighborhoods, as well as general City information.

“We're excited to reopen our Harlem information kiosk, which will serve residents and visitors in Harlem and uptown neighborhoods,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “We are pleased to partner with the Studio Museum in Harlem to create a facility that we expect will attract even more customers and provide timely information about what to see and do in the city and promote the incredible variety of attractions and cultural events in the area.

Harlem and nearby neighborhoods, including Morningside Heights, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, will have a wide range of activities taking place this year including the 75th anniversary of the Apollo Theatre, Harlem Week, the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, seasonal exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Jazz Museum, and more.

The kiosk will direct visitors and locals throughout Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods to experience the neighborhood’s many notable attractions including the Apollo Theatre and the Lenox Lounge, restaurants such as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Sylvia's, Melba’s and Talay, world-renowned gospel churches, and neighborhood tours including A Taste of Harlem Food Tours and Harlem Hip Hop Heritage Tours.

NYC & Company operates the Official NYC Information Center, located at 810 Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets as well as visitor kiosks, the Financial District (26 Wall Street), City Hall Park (Broadway at Park Row), Chinatown (at the intersection of Canal, Walker and Baxter Streets) and Times Square (Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets).

For information on what to see and do across New York City’s five boroughs visit


Carli Smith
Senior Communications Manager

Kimberly Spell
Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs
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